Japanese American actor George Takei’s 2021 tweet about his marriage resurfaced recently among Reddit’s most popular posts.
“Change is possible, even if it takes time,” Takei tweeted on May 22 last year. “When I was younger, Asian men couldn’t legally marry white women. Now look at me. I married a white dude.”
Takei publicly came out as gay in 2005 and married his longtime partner Brad Altman in 2008. The couple became the first same-sex couple to obtain a marriage license in West Hollywood after the California Supreme Court allowed same-sex marriages, according to Today.
“Love you, Bradder,” Takei added to his tweet.
Change is possible, even if it takes time. When I was younger, Asian men couldn’t legally marry white women.
Now look at me. I married a white dude.
Love you, Bradder.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 22, 2021
A screenshot of the actor’s tweet made its way to Reddit’s “r/all” page, fueled by users’ praise for his positive outlook and sense of humor, reported LGBTQ Nation.
“I really love George’s positivity and outlook,” a Reddit user wrote. “Especially given how horribly this country treated him and his family during WWII and after. His tales from his life as a kid in the internment camps are truly haunting. Like being forced to pledge allegiance to the U.S. in a school situated in a prison surrounded by guard towers and barbed wires.”
“This guy is now going to have to make it to 100 years of age,” another user commented. “He is our Betty White now.”
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